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13 February 2018

Platinum targets continued global expansion with NorthEdge backing

NorthEdge Capital has invested in stairlift designer and manufacturer Platinum Stairlifts, backing the existing management team led by Founder, Tim Frear. 

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5 February 2018

East Coast Concepts dines out on Christmas sales uplift

A record Christmas trading period has boosted sales at restaurant and bar group East Coast Concepts, which runs vibrant dining concepts Neighbourhood and Victor’s.

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2 February 2018

NorthEdge exits DW3 in £70m deal

NorthEdge Capital has completed the sale of DW3 Products Holding Limited (“DW3”), a leading UK provider of high quality premium door solutions and window systems to Masonite International Corporation (NYSE: DOOR), a global designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors.

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23 January 2018

Antarctic trek raises £18,000 for children’s charity

On Monday 18th December 2017, George Potts embarked on the ultimate journey to the southernmost point on Earth for the “last degree” challenge in aid of Rainbows4Children.

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27 October 2017

NorthEdge scoops hat-trick of North West Dealmakers awards

NorthEdge Capital starred at this year’s North West Dealmakers Awards, picking up three awards including Young Dealmaker of the Year, Private Equity House of the Year, and Deal of the Year.

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12 September 2017

NorthEdge evolves with senior team appointments

NorthEdge Capital has made a number of key promotions as the senior team expands, with Founding Partner Dan Wright leaving the firm to pursue other interests, including studying for a masters in International Relations at the University of Manchester.

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4 September 2017

Computer vision specialist Cubic Motion targets global expansion with NorthEdge backing

NorthEdge Capital has made a significant investment in Cubic Motion, the award-winning creator of advanced computer vision for digital entertainment. NorthEdge Capital manages £540m of private equity funds and typically invests between £5m-£45m. The partnership provides growth capital to accelerate the deployment of the SIGGRAPH award winners’ real-time facial animation technologies.   Headquartered at Manchester […]

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29 August 2017

Revenues jump 13% at private equity-backed luxury holiday firm

The Inspiring Travel Company, a maker of bespoke luxury holidays, has boosted revenues by 13 per cent during a year of robust growth.

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21 August 2017

NorthEdge backs Bridge Farm Nurseries MBO in first Midlands deal

NorthEdge Capital has invested in Bridge Farm Nurseries (“Bridge Farm”), the market-leading producer of ornamental plants, flowers and herbs in the UK, backing a management buyout from its family shareholders. It is the first deal for its recently opened NorthEdge Midlands office.

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16 June 2017

NorthEdge Capital in double Award win

NorthEdge Capital has won Private Equity Team of the Year and Public Markets Deal of the Year at the 2017 North West Rainmaker Awards, held on 15 June 2017.

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29 May 2017

Direct Healthcare Group grows with new acquisition

Direct Healthcare Group (“DHG”) has announced its second bolt-on in 12 months after acquiring Kirton Healthcare, the UK’s leading manufacturer of specialist seating products, from NVM Private Equity.

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26 April 2017

NorthEdge backs £24m turnover MBO from Irish PLC

NorthEdge Capital has invested in environmental and industrial services specialist Future Industrial Services (FIS), backing the management buy-out from its Irish listed parent company, One51 PLC, at an equity value of £16m.

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18 April 2017

NorthEdge exits Utiligroup Ltd to Energy Services Group LLC

NorthEdge Capital has sold energy technology provider Utiligroup to Energy Services Group (ESG), a leading provider of technology solutions to the retail energy and utility industries, for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1997, the Chorley-headquartered company is a provider of innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to the utilities and energy industries and has been the pioneer […]

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13 April 2017

NorthEdge achieves 2.5x return on Fine Industries sale

NorthEdge Capital has completed the sale of its chemicals’ manufacturer Fine Industries Limited to Chinese-listed life sciences company Lianhe Chemical Technology Company Limited (Lianhetech). The transaction is NorthEdge’s fourth exit following the sale of Sumo Digital and IPOs of Accrol Group Holdings and Ramsdens Financial, and represents a 2.5x return on investment for NorthEdge Capital […]

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4 April 2017

NorthEdge supports soft drinks specialist

NorthEdge Capital has invested in independent soft drinks company Clearly Drinks Group Limited, backing the existing management team led by Finn O’Driscoll and Martin Thornton. Based in Sunderland, Clearly Drinks is a soft drinks manufacturer, bottler and distributor operating in the fast-growing flavoured spring water sector. The company specialises in sugar-free products, with brands including […]

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24 February 2017

Fine exit for NorthEdge

NorthEdge Capital has agreed a sale of its chemicals manufacturer Fine Industries Limited to Chinese-listed life sciences company Lianhe Chemical Technology Company Limited (“Lianhetech”). The Shenzhen-listed company is China’s leading chemical contract manufacturer, with a market cap of approx. USD 2bn and revenues in excess of USD 600m across seven chemical production sites, two machinery […]

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20 February 2017

Jigsaw24 acquires Root6 Group

Jigsaw24, the IT solutions business backed by private equity firm NorthEdge Capital, has acquired Root6 Limited and Root6 Ecosse Ltd (“Root6”), the UK’s number one storage, solutions and service provider to media and creative industries. Root6, based in Soho and Glasgow, provides storage, server and specialist technology solutions and managed services for media and higher […]

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2 February 2017

Ramsdens to float on AIM

Ramsdens Holdings PLC (AIM: RFX), the diversified financial services provider and retailer, is pleased to announce its intention to seek admission of its shares to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange following a successful institutional placing. Admission is expected to occur on 15 February 2017. Ramsdens operates in the four core […]

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22 November 2016

NorthEdge strengthens New Business Team

Private equity firm NorthEdge Capital has strengthened its New Business Team in the North with the appointment of dealmakers Nicola McQuaid as Investment Manager and Greg Holmes as Investment Executive. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Nicola spent 10 years working at PwC in the firm’s Corporate Finance division before joining JLA, an HgCapital backed business, where […]

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25 October 2016

NorthEdge expands into the Midlands

Private equity firm NorthEdge Capital has opened a new office in Birmingham with two experienced dealmakers leading the team across the Midlands. Located at 20 Colmore Circus, Queensway, the new office will provide a base from which NorthEdge can target growing companies and quality management teams across the East and West Midlands. With over 40 […]

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Trio of national awards for NorthEdge Capital
7 October 2016

Trio of national awards for NorthEdge Capital

NorthEdge Capital has received recognition from the private equity community for its recent achievements, claiming three prestigious awards in the space of a week. The firm was the only private equity house to take home two awards at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2016, claiming the Fundraising of the Year category for its Fund […]

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4 October 2016

NorthEdge promotes Jon Pickering to Head of Manchester

NorthEdge Capital has promoted Jon Pickering to Head of Manchester to lead the firm’s investment operations across the North West. Jon has worked in the North West private equity market since 2002 and joined NorthEdge in 2013. During his time at NorthEdge, he has led seven deals plus a number of follow-on portfolio acquisitions. This […]

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11 September 2016

NorthEdge achieves 4.4x return on Sumo exit

NorthEdge Capital, the private equity firm focused on the North of England, has announced the sale of its award-winning video game developer Sumo Digital to private investment firm Perwyn. The transaction is NorthEdge’s second exit of 2016 following the IPO of Accrol Group Holdings and represents a 4.4x return on investment for NorthEdge Capital Fund […]

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8 September 2016

Vote for NorthEdge at Unquote’s British Private Equity Awards

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for five awards at the Unquote British Private Equity Awards 2016. The Best Melbourne translation services celebrate innovation and excellence in private equity as well as honoring the industry’s ability to help build British businesses.  NorthEdge has had an exceptional 12 months making a number of new investments, […]

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5 September 2016

NorthEdge invests in new deal origination team

NorthEdge Capital has announced the launch of a specialist Deal Origination Team as part of its ongoing investment to support the development and growth of the firm.  NorthEdge now has over £525m funds under management since the Final Close of NorthEdge Capital Fund II which reached  the £300m hard cap in March this year. Ray […]

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